It's that time of year again when stores are no longer stocking their shelves with fun, summer toys and games, and the plethora of "back-to-school" supplies are in sight. As a kid this would always make me cringe, but once I became a teacher it almost felt like Christmas. I no longer have a classroom to decorate, but I still love looking through all of the teaching supplies and decorations this time of year (really, at any time of year!).
Last week at the Dollar Store, I came across adorable window clings. My daughter has just gotten into the world of stickers, and I thought these would be a great activity for her. She LOVES them! I bought two sets. One with animals that had the spelling of the words below, and another that was numbered from 1-10, and had pictures of different objects for counting.
Here are a few reasons that I love window clings:
1.) They are larger than a regular sticker, and therefore are easier for little hands to manage and manipulate.
2.) They are reusable...It doesn't matter if my little girl crumples them in a ball and puts them in her mouth (because she does that at times). They still stick!!
3.) They stick to our in our kitchen so it is an easy, mess-free activity for her to do while I work in the kitchen.
When I use them with my toddler we play hide and seek..."can you find the bird, where is the cat?" Other times I will point to the animal and ask her what sound the animal makes. With the number set we practice counting objects and identifying the different pictures. For two dollars I definitely got my money's worth!
What would you do with window clings?